Rev. Ralph J. Chittams, Sr. is the Principal of Black Elephant Consultants LLC (www.BlackElephantConsultants.com), a company which focuses on issues of religious liberty on the national and international stage. He formerly served as the Senior Vice-Chairman of the District of Columbia Republican Party, and is also affiliated with the Frederick Douglass Foundation and the Douglass Leadership Institute. He also has over three decades private sector experience in office, human resources, and personnel management.
Rev. Chittams also hosts his own weekly radio show “The Right Guy with Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.” on SHR Media where he and his guests discuss current events from a Conservative Christian Perspective.
Rev. Chittams graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He has also earned two Master’s degrees: a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary, and a Master of Divinity from the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is acutely aware of the encroachment on religious and civil liberties nationally, and on the world stage. He has attended national and international conferences addressing matters of religious freedom and religious liberty. He is a sought-after speaker on conservative issues. He appears regularly on NewsOne Now and Lion Chasers with Lonnie Poindexter. He attended the World Congress of Families in Salt lake City, Utah, and initiated a relationship with CARICOM, a union of Caribbean countries seeking to preserve their religious and constitutional freedoms that continues to this day.
His community work and passion for conservative causes led him to become active in many church and civic organizations in the DC region. He regularly mentors and volunteers with at-risk youth to show them that education and a living faith are their paths out of poverty, and that violence is not the answer. Ralph has served on the board of several non-profit organizations.
Rev. Chittams lives in Southeast Washington DC with his wife.
POLITICAL / SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Campaign Manager – Shannon Wright, President, Baltimore City Council, Present
District of Columbia Republican Party – Senior Vice Chairman, January 2013 – January 2017
Douglass Leadership Institute
Frederick Douglass Foundation
Attended the World Congress of Families IX in Salt Lake City Utah, October 27-30, 2015 – world’s large pro-life conference. While there, organized a meeting with American Pastors and CARICOM attendees.
Candidate – Ward 7 State Board of Education - 2008
Volunteer – Ron Moten for Ward 7 Councilmember, District of Columbia Council - 2012
Volunteer – Patrick Mara for Ward 1 State Board of Education - 2010
Volunteer – Maurice Turner for Mayor - 1990
Host, The Right Guy with Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.
Panelist, NewsOne Now with Roland Martin
Guest Commentator, Lion Chasers with Lonnie Poindexter